My name is Karla Clarke and I am pleased to announce I will be the Nepean Wildcats Competitive Bantam BB Head Coach for the 2019-2020 season. This is my 7th season with the NGHA, 5 of them as a head coach. I am looking forward to another great season with the Wildcats!
My biggest passion is for the development of young players. I believe that while it's important to win games and become better hockey players, we use hockey to teach teamwork, discipline, responsibility, EFFORT, commitment, confidence, leadership and most importantly consistency.
In order to develop individual skill, players must be passionate about their own development, all while playing hard for their teammates. I give every player the same opportunity to grow, however we all have different strengths. The goal is to get players to use their strengths to make the team stronger and instill confidence in the player.
School is a very big component of my philosophy and although developing to be a better hockey player is important you must be a student first. Players are always encouraged to talk to me about their studies. Hockey is not supposed to be stressful, but a competitive and fun environment.
Try outs at this level will begin May 6, 2019. Please expect to be with the team 3-4 times per week. It is expected to attend 5 tournaments this season, 3 away and 2 local. Team chemistry should be developed early so be prepared for off- ice activities.
Tournaments (subject to change)
Markham Starfest Sept.13th-15th
Pink the Rink Oct 18th-20th
37 Kanata Competitive Nov 15th-17th
Whitby Tournament of Heroes Dec 6th-8th
NGHA- Jan. 31-Feb 2
OWHA Provincials (must qualify)
Team staff will be chosen once the team has been selected.
Please expect team fees to be in the ball park of $1600 - $1800
If anyone has any questions please direct them to the online forms.
Looking forward to spring try-outs.
Head Coach Nepean Wildcats BCBB